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An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

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On This Day


Tuesday 19th August 1975

44 years ago

Mark Neary Donohue, Jr. (53) died from injuries from a crash during a practice session for the Australian Grand Prix. He lost control of his March after a tyre failed, sending him careening into the catch fencing at the fastest corner on the track, Voëst-Hugel. A track marshal was killed by debris from the accident, but Donohue did not appear to be significantly injured. It is thought that Donohue's head struck on a trackside post. A headache resulted, which worsened and the day after the crash he lapsed into a coma from a cerebral hemorrhage and died.

Mark Neary Donohue

Mark Neary Donohue

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